1936 Plymouth stunt

Nobody Expects the Mopar Inquisition! Torture Testing the 1936 Plymouth [Video]

[youtube width=”960″ height=”540″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4JQTG634Wc[/youtube]

It seems hard to believe now, but there used to be a time when American commercials and promotional films didn’t have legalese printed all over the bottom of the picture in zero-point-nothing-size typeface. You know what we’re talking about, right? “Professional driver, closed course.” “Do not attempt.” “Dramatization.” “Fictionalization.” “Keep product out of reach of menopausal orangutans.” And on and on and on…

Thus, it’s kind of refreshing to see the complete and utter absence of disclaimers in this promo for the1936 Plymouth. Sure, the spectacular hoonage these prewar products ofChrysler’s late, great budget brand get subjected to is fun to watch (as is the pantomime from the two professional stunt drivers and actors), but the real meat is the totally cavalier attitude toward the well-being of the viewers. How on earth did everyone who watched this not jump in his ownPlymouth, attempt these insane stunts and die? Hell, how did humankind not go extinct before the advent of fine print in advertising!? All we can say is thank goodness the legal profession is now keeping us safe from ourselves every hour of every day, making itself billions of dollars in the process…

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